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Free Summer Concerts

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Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Bryant Park Picnics: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Emerging Music Festival returns for its fourth year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers.
Free!

Aug18

Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration with music, food, drinks, and ice cream to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern.
Free!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: CASYM (Caribbean American Sport & Cultural Youth Movement) Steel Orchestra - Steel Pans

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
he band performs a repertoire of music that includes the soca and calypso of their Caribbean roots, classical, soul, pop, jazz and more.
Free!

Aug19

2018 Jazz Festival

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful park with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment. Free, no registration is required.
Free!

Aug19

Staten Island Philharmonic in High Rock Park

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
We are pleased to host free outdoor concerts by the Staten Island Philharmonic in High Rock Park – under our tall trees.
Free!

Aug19

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage presents Rapsody

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The enrapturing MC brings her wisdom and sharp rhymes to the stage
Free!

Aug19

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen & Friends

at Stuyvesant SquareManhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Free!

Aug19

Summer 2018 Katz Concert Series Featuring: Dr. K's Motown Revue

at O'Donohue Park (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Cover band Dr. K's Motown Revue will be performing Motown hits! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show! Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership…
Free!

Aug19

BP Katz Concert Series: Dr. K's Motown Revue Motown

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free live concert by Dr. K's Motown Revue Motown cover band.
Free!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Aug20

Piano in Bryant Park: Bertha Hope

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Bertha Hope, jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug21

Piano in Bryant Park: Bertha Hope

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Bertha Hope, jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Piano in Bryant Park: Bertha Hope

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Bertha Hope, jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
Free!

Aug22

Bryant Park Picnics: Accordions Around the World

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug22

SummerScreen Movie Series: This is Spinal Tap

at Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
SummerScreen is Brooklyn's longest running film and music series, bringing crowds to McCarren Park to enjoy a lineup of cult classic movies, live music, and food and drink from local vendors.
Free!

Aug22

A Summer Movie Under The Stars: Alice in Wonderland (1951) / Morricone Youth

at Long Meadow North (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Young Alice stumbles into Wonderland and meets a cast of characters in her quest home. Enjoy Morricone Youth as they provide some pre-film psychedelic tunes.
Free!

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Event
Aug22

Acoustic Rock and Roll Live Bands

at Beach 94th Street Plaza (in Rockaway Beach)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us in the Rockaways for an evening of live music featuring acoustic rock & roll live bands.
Free!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Piano in Bryant Park: Bertha Hope

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Bertha Hope, jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
Free!

Aug23

Staten Island Borough President Summer Sunset Concert Series: Cause and The Effects

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join Cause and The Effects at The Conference House for the series finale as they bring a very special show featuring the 10-piece band plus very special guests.
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Piano in Bryant Park: Bertha Hope

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Bertha Hope, jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
Free!

Aug24

Sunset on the Hudson: Manhattan Samba

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and a blanket to the park and listen to local artists as you ease out of the week and into the weekend.
Free!

Aug24

City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival presents Charles Tolliver's 50 Year Anniverary of "Paper Man" Featuring Gary Bartz, Jack Dejohnette, Buster Williams + Surprise Guest / Brianna Thomas

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Jazz veterans and rising stars pay tribute to innovator and bebop master Charlier "Bird" Parker
Free!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival presents Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express / Catherine Russel / Keyon Harrold / Matthew Whitaker Trio

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jazz veterans and rising stars pay tribute to innovator and bebop master Charlier "Bird" Parker
Free!

Aug25

Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration with music, food, drinks, and ice cream to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern.
Free!

Aug25

Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring Karlus Trapp

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern.
Free!

Aug25

Joan Caddell and the Midnight Choir: Snug Harbor 2018 Summer Concert Series Presented by RCSF

at South Meadow Lawn (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Groove to tunes from your favorite local bands with your friends and family—plus play games, eat delicious food, enjoy a beer and wine tasting from Flagship Brewery and Honor Wines, and more.
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug26

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues & Jazz Band (Swing/Jazz/Blues)

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Get your dance shoes on and be ready to Lindy hop with the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band.
Free!

Aug26

Staten Island Philharmonic in High Rock Park

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
We are pleased to host free outdoor concerts by the Staten Island Philharmonic in High Rock Park – under our tall trees.
Free!

Aug26

City Parks Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival presents Gary Bartz Quartet / The Bad Plus / Amina Claudine Myers / Unheard: Adam O'Farril, Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross

at Tompkins Square ParkManhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jazz veterans and rising stars pay tribute to innovator and bebop master Charlier "Bird" Parker
Free!

Aug26

Southern Queens - Gospel Fest

at Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Council Member Adrienne Adams and NYC Parks for an evening of Gospel performances, featuring: Damaul D. Frances, Dave James, Lamont Sanders, and Group Fire!
Free!

Aug26

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen & Friends

at Stuyvesant SquareManhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Free!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug29

Bryant Park Picnics: Accordions Around the World

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug29

SummerScreen Movie Series

at Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
SummerScreen is Brooklyn's longest running film and music series, bringing crowds to McCarren Park to enjoy a lineup of cult classic movies, live music, and food and drink from local vendors.
Free!

Aug29

Acoustic Rock and Roll Live Bands

at Beach 94th Street Plaza (in Rockaway Beach)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us in the Rockaways for an evening of live music featuring acoustic rock & roll live bands.
Free!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Orlando Marin (Mambo/Salsa)

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Considered the longest performing bandleader in New York City after the late Tito Puente, Sr., Orlando Marin is South Bronx native and pioneer of mambo and Latin music.
Free!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5

Bryant Park Picnics: Accordions Around the World

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

2018 Unity Park Concert Series

at Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)Bronx

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
2nd Annual Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Concert: Featuring Morrisania Band Project with Elissa Carmona
Free!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep12

Bryant Park Picnics: Accordions Around the World

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep13

Jazz at Pier 84: George Braith

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 comes alive this summer with fantastic musicians curated by the Jazz Foundation of America!
Free!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep14

Afternoon Concerts at Ruppert Park: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

at Ruppert ParkManhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Yasser Tejeda & Palotré is an Afro-Dominican fusion group that blends traditional folkloric roots music from Dominican Republic with jazz, rock, and Caribbean rhythms.
Free!

Sep14

Bryant Park Picnics: Accordion Festival

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Five-hour finale of Accordions Around the World, featuring international bands.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sep21

Bryant Park Square Dance

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Square Dance meets the big city.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

2018 Unity Park Concert Series

at Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)Bronx

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Battle of the Bands: All genres welcome
Free!

Sep29

Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy dancing with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era.
Free!

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